The announcement of the animated Super Mario Bros movie came to fans as an interesting point of entrance for Nintendo. Teaming up with Illumination, fans have never been more interesting in what a Mario film would look like. After much speculation and cast announcement, fans have been curious about the status of the film. Seeing its projected release date for December 2022, fans have been speculating about what’s in pre-production for Nintendo. After announcing a solo Donkey Kong film with Seth Rogan, fans have been curious about Nintendo’s filmmaking strategy. In a question and answer session this morning, Shigeru Miyamoto made mention of further Nintendo Films with other IPs. Discussing the plans for more Nintendo movies, Miyamoto explained how they want to produce more films for existing Nintendo IPs.
A: Would like to roll out with other IPs for movies etc, people should experience IP in variety of wats. But going one by one, not say doing many IP movies at same time. – Miyamoto answered.
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) November 5, 2021
What Does Miyamoto Mean By Rolling Out Films For Nintendo IPs?
While Miyamoto explains that these ventures would be explored individually and not simultaneously, it gives a good idea for the universe they are trying to build. As many fans have been quick to note, a Donkey Kong film is one step further to a Smash Brothers universe. Seeing the appeal of the franchise and the characters, it’s no secret that a wider cinematic universe is the goal. While fans have imagined what Nintendo movies based on their games would look like, it seems they’re taking that concept and moving forward. Having found their footing making the Super Mario Bros movie, there’s a good chance more projects will see announcements. While the films will have their storylines separate from their video games, Miyamoto reaffirms their intent is to drive interest in games. With the Super Mario Bros movie set to debut next holiday season, Nintendo’s film future is bright.
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